There are very many different kinds of sea cucumbers, some are colorful and flamboyant, others have more mundane colors. This was my first sea cucumber when I get involved in the marine aquarium hobby.
Sea urchin are voracious algae eaters. Unfortunately they also tend to try to rearrange the rockwork in your reef tank, and they grow big, and strong enough to cause some real damage.
Frogspawn corals are large-polyped stony corals whose needs are few. They are so named because they resemble actual frog eggs. I have acquired this specimen sort of “by accident” in a coral cutting workshop during a Marine Aquarium Society of … Continue reading
January 22, 2014
Comments Off on The Aftermath of the December 2013 Power Blackouts in Toronto
It seems that power blackouts in Toronto are just way too common. There seems to be a really big one every ten years or so (in 2003 because of the hot weather, and in 2013 because of the ice storm) … Continue reading
There is some disagreement if someone should even include any Camel Shrimp in a reef aquarium as they have the unfortunate tendency to snack on coral polyps.
Aiptasia anemones are a common pest in reef aquariums. They will take over any free surface and likely kill other corals in the process.
Rock flower anemones are incredibly beautiful although somewhat expensive anemones. An article about flower anemones on the Reef Builders website.
Peppermint Shrimps are often kept in reef tanks to eat the pest Aiptasia anemones.
December 11, 2013
Comments Off on Lawnmower Blenny Resting behind a Patch of Cabbage Leather Coral
It is called a Lawnmower Blenny because it eats algae, but it also eats other fish food.
Another porcelain crab this one is a rock dwelling species.
The pumping Xenia coral is a fascinating creature because for a long time nobody had any idea why it was constantly pumping.
Duncanopsammia axifuga is a large polyp stony coral that comes from the waters around Australia.